Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ Still Leads Hot 100November 24, 2011
Rihanna tallies a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris), while she makes history on the Digital Songs chart with a little help from friend Drake.
“Found,” the lead single from Rihanna’s sixth studio album, “Talk That Talk,” released Monday (Nov. 21), spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 211,000 downloads sold, down 6%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On Radio Songs, the track lifts 3-1 with 129 million all-format audience impressions, up 14%, according to Nielsen BDS, granting the title Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a fourth consecutive week.
“Found” is Rihanna’s ninth No. 1 on Radio Songs, the second-best sum after Island Def Jam labelmate Mariah Carey’s 11 dating to the chart’s inception 21 years ago.
It’s a historic week on Digital Songs for Rihanna, who becomes the first woman to chart three titles in the top 10 simultaneously, as two new tracks join “Found” in the upper tier: Drake’s “Take Care,” on which she guests, arrives at No. 4 (162,000) and her own “You Da One” opens at No. 9 (124,000). No artist had placed as many entries in the chart’s top 10 since a record six songs by Michael Jackson, led by “Thriller” at No. 2, ranked in the region the week of July 11, 2009, following his passing.
On the Hot 100, “Take Care” storms in as the chart’s highest debut at No. 9 and “You Da One” vaults 73-14 in its second chart week.